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Drug dealer given chance to recover, plans to ‘change his life’

NORWICH – A repeat felon and heroin dealer was given a chance to recover from his addiction through probation and drug treatment court in Chenango County Court. Steven A. Ma... read more...


First-time felony drug offender sentenced today, to seek housing and avoid cold

NORWICH – Rachel G. O'Neill, 37, homeless, pleaded guilty to her first felony drug offense Monday in Chenango County Court and was sentenced this morning, instead of yesterday... read more...


Felon accused of hiding heroin inside county jail sent to prison

NORWICH— A repeat felon accused of hiding 20 packets of heroin inside the county jail was sentenced to prison in Chenango County Court, and a homeless sex offender appeared in... read more...


Brothers accused of possessing stolen firearms and others indicted

NORWICH – Two brothers accused of possessing stolen firearms, Oxford man accused of trying to fill a forged Oxycodone prescription and others were indicted on Jan. 21 by a gra... read more...


Preferred Mutual hosts year’s first Business After Hours, presenting its new brand

NEW BERLIN – Preferred Mutual Insurance Company in New Berlin hosted this year’s first Commerce Chenango “Business After Hours” event, promoting the company’s new brand ... read more...


Former CIT resident determined incompetent to stand trial

NORWICH— Former Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment Facility (CIT) resident was determined to be incompetent and unable to participate in his defense or to stand trial... read more...


Sherburne teen fights for life after car crash; family seeks community support

SHERBURNE – Sherburne teen fights for her life after sustaining serious injuries from a traumatic two-vehicle car crash; her family asks for community support while she remain... read more...


Firefighters stop Afton storage garage fire in 20 minutes

AFTON— A storage garage in Afton went up in flames yesterday afternoon; local firefighters put out the fire before it raged and caused further damage. On Monday at approximat... read more...


Judge Revoir's new position enables new sentencing option for local courts

NORWICH – Chenango County Court Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr. was appointed as Acting Supreme Court Justice earlier this month, which he said has significance for the community ... read more...


Accused gun thief and drug dealer both given prison time

NORWICH – Two men, one convicted of possessing a stolen gun and another a repeat felon drug dealer, were sentenced to prison on Jan. 12 in Chenango County Court by Judge Frank... read more...


Man arrested for felony assault of 9-month-old baby

SHERBURNE – New York State Police arrested a Sherburne man on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a nine-month-old male infant. Brandon D. Thomas, 26, was charged with the cla... read more...


Drunk driver allegedly crashes stolen truck in Sherburne

SHERBURNE – Local authorities said they witnessed a drunk driver crash a stolen truck head on into another moving vehicle Tuesday. On Jan. 13 at approximately 7 p.m., the Ch... read more...


Risk levels assessed for two sex offenders

NORWICH – Two sex offenders, one convicted of sodomy in the first degree and the other for possessing child pornography, attended their sex offender risk level determination h... read more...


Norwich man represents himself at City Court; felon sentenced for assault

NORWICH— A Norwich man represented himself in a non-jury trial for disorderly conduct, a convicted felon was sentenced to jail for assault and two others’ sentences were adjou... read more...


Alleged sex offender arraigned on 11 counts; “drug dealer” fails to appear

NORWICH – An alleged sex offender and another man, a “known drug dealer” were arraigned on Jan. 7 in Chenango County Court by Judge James E. Downey. • William J. Quigley, 53... read more...



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